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“Thanatophobia” Feature-Length Sequel News

Synchronicity Motion Pictures is pleased to announce the start of pre-production on “Misty Hills,” the sequel to upcoming short “Thanatophobia,” which finds film festivals in 2016.

At this point, that is the “tentative” title of the film.

Ernie Cranshaw has lived a life haunted with the demons of his past. Each day is a fight to find something worth living for. A bold next step takes him to the pristine Misty Hills Retirement Community. All the while his detective nephew Chris, struggles to find a clue to the gruesome murder of an elderly man. The destinies of both men are about to come full circle in this thrilling drama thriller from Synchronicity Motion Pictures. Locations vary. Definitely Kentucky for a large portion.

The incredible story of Ernie Cranshaw, protagonist of “Thanatophobia,” carries on with even bigger thrills promised,” said Peter Dimako, producer, Synchronicity Motion Pictures. “It’s a strong project and we’re hunting for a talented cast and crew, to add this wonderful script. Filming will take place in several areas of Kentucky, and other states, blending in parts of ‘Thanatophobia.’ I think I’m really focused on landing a very strong, experienced crew, from the ground up, with a director of photography having a vast experience in narrative, for this film as it’s a difficult task to pull off. Let’s see what happens. In the end, we strive to make quality films, above everything and a philosophy of hasty, unplanned, speedy filmmaking where quality takes a backseat, is not what this company is about.

At this point, we principal photography is set for October, 2016, however, depending on schedules, this may shift to later.

The poster has been added for Synchronicity’s “Thanatophobia” short film, which hits film festivals in 2016.

The story takes place in Lexington, KY, in the present day, and follows Ernie Cranshaw, a seventy eight-year-old man deeply scarred by a terrible past who lives alone in his humble ranch home. After suffering another horrific nightmare triggered by an event from his childhood, he awakens the next morning and visits a 50s-styled diner. While there, he’s approached by a mysterious stranger who offers him a unique opportunity – a favorite classic theater is showing a week of free classic films before closing its doors for good. Hesitatingly, Ernie heads off through a rainy night to the theater, but what lies inside may just send him to the brink of madness.​​

Synchronicity Motion Pictures is pleased to announce the release of the second trailer for their eagerly-anticipated drama thriller “T H A N A T O P H O B I A,” starring Stu Klitsner, Afton Shepard, Herschel Zahnd, Eric Welch, Nathanael Taylor, Chase Anderson Mike Seely, Katie Stewart and Lilly Stanley.

Set in Lexington in the present day, “T H A N A T O P H O B I A” follows Ernie Cranshaw, a seventy eight-year-old man deeply scarred by a terrible past who lives alone in his humble ranch home. After suffering another horrific nightmare triggered by an event from his childhood, he awakens the next morning and visits a 50s-styled diner. While there, he’s approached by a mysterious stranger who offers him a unique opportunity – a favorite classic theater is showing a week of free classic films before closing its doors for good. Hesitatingly, Ernie heads off through a rainy night to the theater, but what lies inside may just send him to the brink of madness.

Synchronicity Motion Pictures has completed principal photography on their eagerly-anticipated drama thriller “T H A N A T O P H O B I A.”

The film directed and written by Peter Dimako, stars Stu Klitsner, Afton Shepard, Herschel Zahnd, Eric Welch, Nathanael Taylor, Chase Anderson Mike Seely, Katie Stewart and Lilly Stanley.

Set in Lexington in the present day, “T H A N A T O P H O B I A” follows Ernie Cranshaw, a seventy eight-year-old man deeply scarred by a terrible past who lives alone in his humble ranch home. After suffering another horrific nightmare triggered by an event from his childhood, he awakens the next morning and visits a 50s-styled diner. While there, he’s approached by a mysterious stranger who offers him a unique opportunity – a favorite classic theater is showing a week of free classic films before closing its doors for good. Hesitatingly, Ernie heads off through a rainy night to the theater, but what lies inside may just send him to the brink of madness.

The short serves as a prequel to the upcoming feature film “There’s Something Wrong At Misty Hills” – targeted for pre-production towards the end of 2015.​

​”This film represents the epitome of pre-production and planning. We are proud of what we’ve accomplished with this incredible cast and crew. We shot this with Panasonic’s Varicam35 camera fitted with Fujinon glass and Wooden Camera accessories and are most impressed with the results.”